Reviewed by Baja Mama from Laramie, Wyoming on Monday, August 27, 2012
I search high and low for shoes to fit my high arched, wide feet. Invariably, shoes/boots are too tight across the arch or toe box, or some part of the shoe's inside stitching rubs my feet. I normally wear Brooks Glycerin 7.5 and these fit my feet the same way but offer a bit more stability for rocky trails. The weight feels about the same, maybe a little bit heavier. These are well constructed solid shoes. I am delighted and relieved to have found these! Sierra is sold out of my size, but I will be searching the internet for a few more pairs.
Best Uses: Rocky/Unstable Terrain
Describe Yourself: Trail Jogger
Pros: Ankle Support, Comfortable, Good Arch Support, Good Cushioning, Great Traction, Stabilizes Foot
Reviewed by Traveler from MI on Saturday, August 11, 2012
I got it mainly because it claimed to be waterproof and was cheaper than the Goretex ones. However, while wearing it over muddy and rocky ground in the rain, after twenty minutes my feet were soaked. It does provide good traction. Good shoe, just don't depend on it to be waterproof.
Best Uses: Mixed Terrain, Paved Trails, Rocky/Unstable Terrain
Reviewed by NataliesMom from Princeton, NJ on Saturday, July 14, 2012
I got these shoes specifically for a Christmas trip in Montreal but did not want tall boots. I walked for 4+ hours a day for 4 days there in these shoes and love them enough that they have become my main hiking shoes, in the summer too. Even though the weight is heavier than most warm weather shoes, it is still comfortable enough to wear for day-long walking in the summer. It does not have the best cushioning of the hiking shoes I've ever had, but it's high up on the list.
Best Uses: All Weather Conditions, Grass, Mixed Terrain, Paved Trails, Rocky/Unstable Terrain
Reviewed by Displaced Coloradan from Orange City, IA on Monday, July 2, 2012
I followed the advice of other reviewers and ordered 1/2 size up (instead of 8.5 I got a 9). This was good advice indeed! The 9 fits fine - and it's clear the 8.5 would have been too small. I've always had good luck with Vasque boots so I'm looking forward to taking a long time to wear these out.
Best Uses: Mixed Terrain
Describe Yourself: Recreational Walker/Hiker
Pros: Ankle Support, Comfortable, Good Cushioning, Great Traction, Lightweight, Stabilizes Foot
Reviewed by L from Berkeley, Ca on Thursday, June 14, 2012
I ordered 1/2 size larger and they were way too long. Also the heel support was to stiff and high and rubbed on my bone. I returned them for a refund. I love Vasque products but these were a dissappointment.
Best Uses: Mixed Terrain
Pros: Durable, Good Arch Support, Great Traction, Lightweight
Reviewed by Hiker Girl from North Carolina on Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Got this shoe for vacation hiking trip in Hawaii. Normally wear a 6.5 and typically order 7 for all my running shoes. The 7 fit perfect and I have narrow feet and heels (in other words the Keen brand shoes are way too big). Wore this shoe during a 10 mile hike through rainforest and old lava fields where it poured on us. My feet were the only thing dry on me (wore light pants so that the rain wouldn't pool down into the tops of my shoes). Didn't break in the shoes prior to our trip and had no problems with rubbing or sores. Have pronation issues, but after several days of hiking, experienced no shin/arch/leg pain. Traction is excellent as we were slopping through muddy rainforests as well as lava rock jumbles. The color is fine (blue is only on detailing and not at all obnoxious; not a teal or turquois). Price is fantastic. This is my first hiking/trail shoe and I am pleased. Don't know about durability yet though...
Best Uses: All Weather Conditions, Grass, Mixed Terrain, Muddy Conditions, Paved Trails, Rocky/Unstable Terrain